15 hours ago
〰️ blackberry’s labor 〰️
yes, i documented a pig birth ( well, technically the labor and a pig fresh48 😂- those piglets came fast!!) and yes, it was just as incredible as any human birth i’ve attended.
all three ladies here are so amazing. blackberry, the laboring momma, brittany, the human, organic farmer and savannah, blackberrys best friend and the best pig doula ever. ps. check her out pretending to be a photographer! 💔🙌🏼
like any laboring mother, blackberry constantly adjusts to find the most comfortable position and location, she grunts and moans while her contractions move thru her, pushing her babies further down the birth canal and signals when she needs more support and makes it known when she has intuitively got this. she grazes and drinks to maintain her energy and prepares her nest for her children.
i know this might be a weird or controversial segue for some but here’s the truth: all of these piglets will be sold for either breeding or meat. i am a meat eater and admit to being willfully ignorant about where my meat and frankly where most of the food i eat comes from. but after getting to know this family who dedicate their lives to raising truly happy animals who are completely hormone, antibiotic and stress free and who are given this much love and space in their pre destined, purpose filled lives, i am changed. i really care about where my meat comes from and have so much respect for my local farmer and these beautiful creatures.
if you’re local to austin or the surrounding area and want info on how you can purchase some of the highest quality meat and support this wonderful family, please please contact @kelbyranch
more images coming soon!
ps. i respect all people and opinions but please keep all comments on point & respectful. ✌🏼🐷💕
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